Once retired, a number of retirees simply drop out. Every retiree has a talent that they can share or even pursue on a different level.
I wrote a series of ebooks about the Philippines, 5 in all. It did not take up all that much of my time but I had to actually do it.
There is one area I keep putting off but I need to kick it in and start doing it. Jackson Pollock style Abstract Expression Art. I already have a number of ideas and I just need to put them into action, Just Do It! It is not expensive to pursue this hobby.
I paid less than P400 for a gallon of Boysen Black Paint yesterday. At least it is a start. I need to buy the Canvas and a few more gallons of paint in different colors.
Always a Good Night for Singing
Singing! I have certainly expanded that among my talents. The idea of the band I wanted to form fell apart but not due to me. I am still singing, regardless. Still learning new songs as well, such as most recently, Cadillac Ranch by Bruce Springsteen.
I enjoy going to a Sports Bar in Bacolod and watching the Dog Races, broadcast from England.
Sadly, the talents of a few retirees I know in Bacolod has been expanded into drinking more Whiskey. Broken hips, broken ribs, broken arms, broken relationships have been the results. Sadly, also one death. Falls, both physically and personally.
I never let a day go by. I am laid back but I like doing things…but at my own pace. I am not going to just sit around, waiting around to die.
I hope to see you one day, somewhere…all around Bacolod.
~ Gary ~